Evaluation of chronic disease self-management programme (CDSMP) for older adults in Hong Kong

Wayne L.S. Chan (Corresponding Author), Elsie Hui, C. Chan, D. Cheung, S. Wong, R. Wong, S. Li, Jean Woo

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Objectives: To evaluate the locally-adapted CDSMP for older adults with chronic diseases in Hong Kong in the primary care setting. Design: A longitudinal, quasi-experimental study. Setting: Community-based and primary care setting. Participants: Seven hundred and seventy-two participants aged 55 or above with at least one chronic disease and were living in the community. Intervention: The 6-weeks programme consisted of 6 group sessions, with each session lasting for 2.5 hours. Trained professional and elder lay leaders facilitated participants to gain essential self-management knowledge and skills for the effective management of chronic diseases. Measurements: At baseline and 6 months, four categories of outcome measures were documented, covering self-management behaviours, self-efficacy, health status, and health care utilization. Results: 302 and 298 participants in the intervention and control groups completed 6 months follow-up respectively. Participants in the intervention group reported significant improvements in all self-management behaviours and self-efficacy measures, and 5 health status measures (social role limitation, depressive symptoms, health distress, symptoms of pain and discomfort, and self-rated health) when compared with those in the control group. Conclusions: The locally-adapted CDSMP may improve self-management behaviours, self-efficacy and health status among older adults with chronic diseases in Hong Kong. CDSMP may be integrated into primary care services for older adults.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-214
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nutrition, Health and Aging
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • chronic disease
  • elderly
  • primary care
  • Self-management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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